I haven't read your previos threads, izzy. However, I can completely understand how, having had fast (would you also say easy?) labours, that the prospect of an ELCS might be daunting.
I've had an ELCS (DD2) and preferred it to my VB (DD1). However, my labour with DD1 was long, exhausting and left me with quite bad perineal pain (episiotomy) for several months as well as damaging my tailbone. The ELCS birth and recovery was a breeze compared to that.
I don't know if personal accounts of ELCS are goig to help you. So, there is a great book called Cesarean Birth: a positive approach to preparation and recovery by Leigh East, that discusses the merits ad de-merits of both VB and CS in an objective manner.
If you need an ELCS, best to prepare yourself and be positive about it - it is your baby's birth, after all x
I'm so sorry. Don't know what to say, as I've been following your posts and have some idea how hard this is for you. I'll be hoping Spinning Babies or ECV are a success for you. Moxibustion is apparently quite successful in getting babies to turn. If your little one doesn't turn, is there another hospital you could consider having ELCS in that might have more favourable postnatal environment for your needs?
There are - no private rooms, no facilities to transfer me to a MLU, no options for anything other than staying in overnight for at least 1 and most likely 3 nights on the ward, first 24 hours in post op recovery.
I could check myself out - but clearly they wouldn't advise it.
So I have been advised to stop Rasberry Leaf Tea and Evening Primrose Oil. Also as I have a history of fast labours, chances are they wouldn't wait full term to see if it turns, it will be delivered by C Sec at 38/39 weeks,
My preferred option is 38 weeks. First sign of labour while baby is transverse and I have to dash straight in.
She said EVC has a poor success rate, I am going to try everything on the Spinning Babies website, but I am gutted . I don't know how I will manage 3 nights without DH when I don't even like going to the local shop.
She has carried on as if we will still be having a home birth but I got the distinct impression she thinks it is unlikely.